Know about the technology behind the Wood Plastic Composite

It often happens that one gets bored of their same old style of the house and wants to change a little something going from old school to the modern new times. You think of changing the floors, backyard, steps or even your house from the outside look really presenting for the guests or other relatives. However, the question is how? The WPC in India provides you with a collection of wooden plastic composites (WPC) to let you decorate your house just the way you like it. Choose from a variety of patterns and colours of your own choice.

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The Science behind Wood Plastic Composites:

  • Wood plastic composites are new materials for buildings. The higher amount of use of wood plastic composite is in railings, doorframes, deck floors, windows, fences, parkbenches moulding, landscaping timbers, indoor furniture, and covering up the furniture and siding.
  • In the early 1990s, the WPC was the first to introduce them to the decking market. The manufacturers had claimed that WPC is more of an environmentally friendly product, and it also requires less maintenance than that of a solid wood, which is treated with the rot-resistant species and preservatives. With or without the wood grain, this material can still be moulded.

WPC boards show good performance, but a large block of composite sheets is extremely heavy, in fact, heavier than the pure plastic, which limits their use where low weight is not essential of panels.

Wood-Plastic Composites are created by meticulously mixing heated thermoplastic resin and particles of ground wood. The best, easy and common way to produce it is – mould the material into the desired shape even though the usage of the injection mould is also available.

Virgin or recycled thermoplastic may be used to produce WPCs that includes HDPE, LDPE, ABS, PP, PVC,PLA, and PS. The most common WPCs are Polyethylene based. A Supplement such as coupling agents, colorants, UV stabilizers, foaming agents, lubricants, and blowing agents help to perfect the end product. Moulded Wood-Plastic Composites are formed into both hollow and solid shapes.

Because of the add-on of organic material, Wood-Plastic Composites are usually created at very lower temperatures than that of the normal plastics during shaping and injection moulding. WPC usually processes at a temperature of 28°C.

New technology and efficient production processes allow producing stronger and stiffer WPC sandwich boards at extremely low costs if compared to a traditional plastic sheet or monolithic WPC panels. WPC sandwich boards are used mainly in transportation, automotive and buildings, but furniture smearing is also being developed. A wood plastic composite brings out the best in your house from the inside and outside. Check the best option available in the market.